Source: Texas Tech's Tuberville next Cincinnati football coach
BY ASSOCIATED PRESS
Saturday, December 08, 2012
CINCINNATI — A person familiar with the deal says Texas Tech’s Tommy Tuberville has agreed to become Cincinnati’s football coach.
The agreement came one day after Butch Jones left to become Tennessee’s next football coach, ending a week of uncertainty for the Bearcats (9-3). Cincinnati has won a share of four of the last five Big East titles and will play in the Belk Bowl.
Tuberville resigned as Texas Tech’s coach on Saturday afternoon and was expected to be introduced at Cincinnati later in the day, said a person speaking on condition of anonymity because the hiring had not been announced.
Tuberville takes over a program that has been a stepping stone job for the last three head coaches. Mark Dantonio, Brian Kelly and Jones all left after three years.
Texas Tech coach Tommy Tuberville (right), speaking with OSU coach Mike Gundy during the 2011 season, has reportedly accepted an offer to coach at the University of Cincinnati. MICHAEL WYKE/Tulsa World file